Drug Arrests in St. Mary's Co.

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (July 21, 2015)—The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Vice Narcotics Division released the following incident and arrest reports. The Division is an investigative team comprised of detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and Federal Drug Agents (HIDTA Group 34). The Division was established on September 1st, 2007.

PRESCRIPTION FRAUD: Detectives continue to investigate prescription fraud incidents involving a group of individuals attempting to obtain Promethazine-Codeine known on the street as "Purple Drank." Christopher Smith, age 25, of Laurel, was arrested after detectives apprehended him picking up the fraudulent prescription from a local pharmacy. Suspect Smith was charged on a civil citation for possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana. This investigation has numerous suspects in multiple jurisdictions. Additional arrests and charges are pending a review with the State's Attorney.

MARIJUANA: Chelsea Alissa Ganse, age 21, of Lexington Park, was indicted and charged Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute.

MARIJUANA: James William Blackiston, age 22, of Lexington Park, was identified as a distributor of marijuana. Undercover purchases were conducted and a subsequent search and seizure warrant was executed. Recovered from his residence was more than 27 grams of marijuana, a digital scale, a cell phone, a handgun and additional rounds of ammunition.

COCAINE: Jack Anthony White, age 31, of District Heights, was indicted for Possession of Cocaine with the Intent to Distribute.

Disclaimer: In the U.S.A., all persons accused of a crime by the State are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. See: http://somd.me/presumed-innocence. Additionally, all of the information provided above is solely from the perspective of the respective law enforcement agency and does not provide any direct input from the accused or persons otherwise mentioned. You can find additional information about the case by searching the Maryland Judiciary Case Search Database using the accused's name and date of birth. The database is online at http://somd.me/mdcasesearch . Persons named who have been found innocent or not guilty of all charges in the respective case, and/or have had the case ordered expunged by the court can have their name, age, and city redacted by following the process defined at http://somd.me/expungeme .

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